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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid FWD with NavigationReview
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Awesome — The car is great especially for commuting to & from work. its also compact so you can squeeze into places easily. The drive is awesome, you can speed up quickly, just watch yourself because before you know it you'll be driving 20-25 miles over limit & not notice!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great on Gas!!!!

Cons: None

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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid FWDReview
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A Perfect Fit For Only A Few Drivers —

Okay so there are a lot of trade offs with this car. I went from a v8 Bronco to a v6 Accord, to a v4 Civic. You can feel the difference. My loving friend nicknamed my Civ "the Weed-whacker" for a reason. VVVVRRRROOOOOMMMMM!!! and you go nowhere if the battery is low. Okay so this car is different for one major reason that breaks down into smaller pieces. It's a hybrid!! But you already knew that. The thing is that when I bought it I knew I was going to be making a lot of trips across Denver with it and didn't want to spend my entire paycheck on gas. No one bothered to tell me some little hiccups I would be having with this car. 1. The battery. Some models have had recalls on them. The '06 model is the only one in the five or so years worth of recalls. Also a good thing to mention is that when you stop at a stop light or a stop sign, the engine turns off. No idling! It makes for a scare for some passengers but it's kind of funny to watch them freak out. When you take your foot off the brake, the engine automatically starts back up and you can easily keep pace with every other car you're driving alongside (with a few exceptions talked about below). 2. The charger. NO you do not plug it in! However, when you coast or step on the break it charges the three batteries that are under the back seat. Genius! If the battery power starts dying, the engine charges it so you're using all gas instead of part gas/ part battery. You can and will notice a difference when stepping on the gas. Hence the VRRRROOOOMMM!!!! and you go nowhere part. Try as you may, if you're starting at the bottom or in the middle of a hill and going up you will probably be passed by a 100cc motorcycle for the first two or three small blocks. 3. Fair weather. If you run the AC you will get bad mileage. Simply because the battery will be drained and all your gas will be used A. Driving and B. charging the battery up. If you run the heater you will get bad mileage. The heater doesn't drain the battery as quickly as the AC does but it does make my mileage go down a ways. So about the mileage. You may have also heard that there is a class action lawsuit against Honda for false advertising on the Hybrid. True, and it is in court sometime in fall 2012. Since there are so many factors involved with the type of gas mileage you can get,it isn't right that Honda advertised these cars as on average getting 40 mpg in town and 47 highway. If you drive like a lead foot you will get bad gas mileage. Don't gun it (if you even can). Here is what I get: in town: 38-40 depending on how far I have to drive. Short trips only, bad gas mileage. (Short trip equals 10 miles or less) So don't take it garage saleing! Highway: 47-50mpg. (on flat/ semi flat highways with mid to no traffic). Mountain driving on freeway (Colorado Rockies, not hills) uphill:36mpg downhill: 56mpg. Snow: HELL NO! Again, I live in Colorado where I have snow galore one week and none for the rest of the month. Since actual clearance of this car is no more then 5 inches, I do not recommend this car in snow. I bought this car for a real deal. It was a lease car so it only had 17k miles on it and bought it for only $18k. It handles really well and has a tight turning radius. I like the room it offers in the front seat, back seat is a different story. Fairly little cargo space since the back seats don't fold down from the trunk and some room is taken out of the trunk for the batteries (housed under the back passenger seat). Overall I would recommend this car to someone who is looking for the fuel economy in an area where you don't have to make a lot of short trips. Pizza delivery drivers should stay away! The autostop feature when you stop at stop signs and lights is different and unique. I would urge a prospective buyer to try it out for a month before committing.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Overall I would recommend this car to someone who is looking for the fuel economy in an area where you don't have to make a lot of short trips. Pizza delivery drivers should stay away! The autostop feature when you stop at stop signs and lights is different and unique. I would urge a prospective buyer to try it out for a month before committing.

Cons: False advertising for mileage if you drive like a lead foot! Can't gun it.

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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid FWDReview
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Flexible And Easy To Drive Car — This car has the ability to save money because it is a hybrid car. On the high way, it can make above 50 mpg which is very high in relative to the other cars. Well maintained. You will like it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It is a great car to drive. I like it so much

Cons: Because I have three kids, I have to find a bigger car.

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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid FWD with NavigationReview
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I Love This Car - It Has Been A Very Good Reliable Car. — The car is my commute vehicle. It works as advertized. The gas mileage is great. I have never had a problem or issue with the car. It is gutless but I have saved thousands of dollars $$$ in gas. This is probably the best car that I have ever owned.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: MPG, Dash, Navi

Cons: Gutless

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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid FWDReview
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A Hybrid With Style — To say the most, if you want car comfort and fuel economy mixed with style your car is a Civic Hybrid. It does not carry the bad looks of almost all hybrid vehicles and it surely looks better that a Toyota Hybrid. I've driven this car up and down for long trips and I've never had no problems with it. Best bang for the buck out there. It's not sporty, but it has style and maneuverability. FUEL ECONOMY is a must in these times of rising gas prices. So why waste gas and money when you can save gas and money :)?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Gas Economy
Style
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Cons: Not much power... :(

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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid FWDReview
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Good Car — good acceleration, good drift car, fun to drive it is easy to handle the only down side is the faster the speed the more fuel consumption, the car is fun to drive, it looks goood, maintainace isnt too bad braking amazing

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: looks good

Cons: drives fast

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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid FWDReview
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The Best Hybrid Out There — It looks like a old person car or a soccer mom car but it will surprise u when u drive it. it cost alot but in the gas u save its worth it. come on 35 mpg s u cant hope for more

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: 35 mpg a hybrid

Cons: all the parts are really expensive

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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid FWDReview
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I Hate This Car — I had this car as a rental and it sucked. I still can't get over that it turns off when it says AUTO STOP. this car has no guts what so ever. I like cars with a little take off but not this one.

Pros: Saves on gas

Cons: No good take off

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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid FWDReview
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Love The Gas Mileage — This is our best fuel car. My husband uses it for his 2 hour commute, and I often borrow it. It is a very well built car. Smooth and sleek, complete with a navigation system that has no idea where it's going. :D

Owner for 2 years, 4 months

Miles Driven per Year:30,000

Pros: Gas, Being a Honda, Clean burning, driving even on empty

Cons: Size, hard to get in and out of at times

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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid FWDReview
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It's The Fuel Economy, Stupid. — Looks better than a Prius, handles better than a Prius, but saves slightly less gas than a Prius.

Pros: Saves gas, gets me into the carpoolane going solo. Nuff said.

Cons: Acceleration, magnetic and drum braking (i.e., helluva slow braking)

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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Honda Civic Hybrid Reviews

Super Commuter. By witii

Had never driven a civic or a hybrid before. Was looking for the best bang for the buck getting over 40 miles/gallon combined as my current commute is 130 mi/day . Did not want a hybrid but found that... Read More

2011 Honda Civic Hybrid Reviews

The Pinnacle Reliable Commuter Vehicle By vayu17

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2010 Honda Civic Hybrid Reviews

If Its A Gas Problem Get It . By kpet27

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2009 Honda Civic Hybrid Reviews

Family Workhorse By Johncapozzi

Te 2009 Civic Hybrid has all the extras. Nav, Leather seats, great milage because it is a Hybrid. Handles great for a small car and has been able to be an everyday car as well as good for longer roa... Read More

Love It. By Paul

Great on gas, handles well, and is very comfortable. The amenities include navigation, XM radio, iPod hookup - all the things that make road trips more enjoyable. if only it could hold more luggage,... Read More

2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Reviews

Review By Laurie

Its a 2008 car with 160k miles on it...We didnt expect it to be perfect. Right now, it is just what we need. :) Read More

Great For The Commute To Work By Jeff

This car is a great improvement in gas mileage from my last car. The increase in MPG alone is about as much as a car payment. Rides and handles well. Good value for a used vehicle. I imagine this woul... Read More

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